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Administrative Opportunities

Our firm employs over 170 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal secretaries. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

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CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Information Officer, preferably resident in our Hartford office.

For nearly 100 years, our clients have relied on us to be their trusted advisor. With our invaluable awareness of each client’s challenges, we counsel them at every step -- to keep their operations running smoothly, help them navigate complex business transactions, position them for future growth, or resolve business disputes. Our client’s success is our primary goal. We are looking for a Chief Information Officer, who understands this, and is able to develop and advance the Firm’s technology capabilities to support these goals.

Bachelor’s degree (or a more advanced degree) in one of the Computer Sciences is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Minimum of 15 years of experience in Information Technology. Minimum of 10 years managing or directing an IT department in a multi-office environment. Law firm or corporate law department experience is strongly preferred. Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills. Should be articulate speaking to all audiences, and able to explain technical concepts to non-technical people. Must be well versed in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy best practices, and Data Breach Incident Response procedures. Should be familiar with ISO 27001, NIST 800, HITRUST CSF, or other security certifications, particularly in the Healthcare, Banking and Insurance industries.

LEGAL RECRUITING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator in our Hartford, CT office.

The Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator will support our firm-wide legal recruiting, training, development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. This position requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently. Initial responsibilities include administrative support for various Recruiting, Professional Development and Diversity initiatives. Assisting with orientation, on-boarding and integration of new attorneys, including preparing and maintaining personnel file, preparing orientation materials and serving as an information source and liaison. Partnering with team members to assist with on-campus interviews, including preparing on-campus interviewing materials and weekly Hiring Committee reports during the on-campus recruiting season. Maintenance of our applicant tracking database (LawCruit) and prepare correspondence as needed.

Degree required, with 1-3 years of office experience in a business professional setting. In this role you must have the ability to prioritize and multitask effectively, while meeting critical deadlines. Exemplary written and oral communication skills. Ability to handle confidential documents and information appropriately. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Familiarity with viEval, Lawcruit and/or CE Manager a plus.

ESTATE AND TRUST PARALEGAL

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estate and Trust Paralegal for our Greenwich, CT location.

The candidate will be responsible for assisting attorneys and senior paralegals with all aspects of estate settlement and trust administration work. The candidate will handle all phases of trust administration and estate settlement, including: organization and analysis of asset information; valuation of assets; preparation of inventories, asset transfer documents, probate forms; and draft probate pleadings, including financial reports/fiduciary accountings.

Bachelor's degree or Paralegal certificate is preferred. Candidate must possess a strong mathematical aptitude for numerical computations together with the strong communication skills. Candidate should have the ability to extract information from bank, brokerage, and other financial statements. Familiarity with the Connecticut probate court rules and procedures is essential and knowledge of the New York Surrogate's Court practice and e-filing procedures is preferred. Estate settlement and trust administration experience is also preferred.

ESTATE PLANNING PARALEGAL

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estate Planning Paralegal for our Greenwich, CT or Hartford, CT location.

The Estate Planning Paralegal candidate will be responsible for working directly with our attorneys and paralegals in drafting estate planning documents and completing related work.

Bachelor's degree or Paralegal certificate is preferred. Candidate must possess excellent proofreading skills and should be extremely detail oriented. Estate plan drafting experience is preferred.

DIRECTOR OF LEGAL RECRUITING

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Legal Recruiting position in our Hartford, CT location.

The Director of Legal Recruiting is responsible for directing the Firm’s legal recruitment efforts, including creating on-campus recruitment strategies for a variety of Law Schools and implementing the summer associate program, with complete oversight and management of the day-to-day recruiting activities in order to maximize the number of top law students accepting their offers to join the Firm. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on lateral recruitment, helping the Firm to identify qualified laterals to compliment thriving practices. Interface regularly with senior Firm management, lawyers at all levels, and staff from other departments. Continually create, develop and implement effective processes and best practices for all elements of the recruiting life cycle.

A bachelor’s degree is required, and a J.D. is preferred. Qualified candidates must have at least seven years of recruiting experience in a professional services firm. Superior verbal and written communication skills. The ability to handle multiple and rapidly changing priorities. Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced, high pressure environment. Professional demeanor, strong organizational and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must be creative, flexible, innovative and open to new ideas and evolving responsibilities. Must be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and follow-through to carry tasks through to completion without prompting. Ability to maintain confidentiality and address sensitive matters with appropriate discretion and diplomacy. Superior judgment and interpersonal skills.

RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT

We have an exciting opportunity for a Receptionist/Office Assistant position in our New York, NY location.

The Receptionist/Office Assistant requires a high level of collaboration with attorneys and staff and the ability to work independently. Essential duties and responsibilities include: Greeting and cordially welcoming visitors, alerting appropriate individuals of the visitor(s) arrival and directing visitors to the appropriate conference room as necessary. Answer all incoming telephone calls, screening and forwarding such calls and/or taking appropriate messages.

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of related experience in a business professional setting. Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Notary Public is preferred.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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